Horrible murder of a child by the Federals
The Lynchburg Republican
gives the particulars of the horrible murder of a child in Rome county, Va., a few days since, by a party of Yankee soldiers.
A gentleman named Lee
; of that county, had a little boy, only 17 months old, whom he had named "Jenkins
," after the renowned cavalry leader, Gen. A. G. Jenkins
A party of Yankees, quartered in the county, bearing of the child's name, visited the house of Mr. Lee
, and asking to see the child, when it was brought into their presence, deliberately shot him dead, for no other cause than its bearing the name it did. The sister of the little in nocent, a girl of fifteen or sixteen summers, discovering the intention of these worse than demons, ran in to try and save her brother's life, and in doing so came near losing her own, several musket balls passing through her dress, but fortunately not injuring her. These facts we obtain from a gentleman who knows them to be true to the letter, and can establish them by irrefutable testimony.
The bare recital of the particulars are sufficient, without a word of comment from us.